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The Weekend Ahead: September 17 – 18

With a three-day weekend on the horizon, Hong Kong’s social calendar has gone into overdrive. From traditional Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations to alternative music performances, and colourful theatre productions to gruelling sporting challenges, it’s going to be dramatic!

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Mid-Autumn Festival Hong Kong

Mid-Autumn Festival Fire Dragon Dance

Traditional fire dragon performances will be illuminating the streets throughout the weekend. From the elaborate Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance (pictured above) to the modern LED Performance at Lee Tung Avenue, and the coastal Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance to the final show at Victoria Park, there are plenty of opportunities to witness this spectacular event first hand.

When: Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, September 14 – 16, (8.15pm – 10/10.30pm)
Lee Tung Avenue, September 14 – 16, (8.30pm – 9.30pm)
Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance, September 15, (7pm – 11pm)
Victoria Park, September 15, (10.45pm – 11.30pm)
Where: Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance, Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Causeway Bay
Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai
Pok Fu Lam Fire Dragon Dance, Pok Fu Lam Village
Victoria Park, Soccer Pitch, Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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A Moonlit Night in the Fairyland

Hosting the largest and most impressive lantern carnival of them all, Victoria Park will come to life in all its glowing glory this Mid-Autumn period – especially on Carnival Night when the fire dragon will snake its way through and traditional performers will take to the stage. Looking for a lantern carnival closer to home? Click here to find out more.

When: Lantern Display, September 14 – 18, (6.30pm – 11pm/ 12 midnight on September 15)
Carnival Night, September 15, (8pm – 11pm)
Where: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Pep Bou's Bubble Magic Hong Kong Show

Pep Bou’s Bubble Magic

It’s getting bubbly in Wan Chai this weekend, with award-winning mime Pep Bou and his unique, wordless show, Bubble Magic. Bubbles within bubbles, huge jelly bubbles, volcano bubbles – you name it, Bou can bubble it.

When: September 14 – 18, (11am, 1pm, and 3.30pm)
Where: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $395 – $550
Click here to buy your tickets

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

For a quintessentially British evening, bag yourself a ticket to the latest West End show to grace Hong Kong’s theatres – Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Following the adventures of wealthy Londoner Bertie Wooster and his faithful valet Jeeves, this chaotic three-man show had our editorial team howling with laughter.

When: September 14 – 25, (4pm and 7.45pm)
Where: Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $450 – $650
Click here to buy your tickets

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Creatives in the House: Creative Photography Exhibition

Forget post-work drinks, we’re getting our three-day weekend off to a creative start at The Hive’s latest exhibition. Eight creative minds will be showcasing three pieces which they feel best encapsulate the emotional essence of their work. Throw a pumping DJ line up into the mix, along with drinks, and Aperitivo snacks, and you’ve got a winning evening. We’ll see you there!

When: September 15, (6pm – 10pm)
Where: The Hive Studios, 8/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

The Importance of Being Earnest

Theatrical performances are taking centre stage in Hong Kong this weekend, with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest also stepping into the spotlight, courtesy of The Shadow Players. Following the adventures of bachelors Jack and Algernon, this satirical production is a classic, and well worth a slot in your diary.

When: September 15 – 16, (7.15pm)
Where: Lecture Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
How much: $240
Click here to buy your tickets

National Day Celebration

HK Phil Presents: National Day Celebration

To celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the HK Philharmonic Orchestra is welcoming a talented cast of singers to the stage for a very special performance of the Sun Yat Sen Symphonic Suite and Yellow River Cantata.

When: September 16 – 17, (8pm)
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $120 – $380
Click here for more information

Yumi Zouma

From classical music to something a little more unique, New Zealand band Yumi Zouma will perform their distinctive, dream-pop tunes at Focal Fair this Friday. Haven’t heard their sound yet? Well, now’s the time to get listening.

When: September 16, (8pm)
Where: Focal Fair, 28/F, Park Avenue Tower, 5 Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay
How much: $280
Click here to buy your tickets

The Learners Chorus Presents: Mozart Great Mass in C Minor

If anything deserves a musical celebration, it’s the 260th anniversary of Wolfgang Mozart’s birth. Lose yourself in his classical masterpieces with The Learners Chorus, as they fill the Concert Hall with a selection of his greatest works – including Great Mass in C Minor. 

When: September 16, (8pm – 10pm)
Where: Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central
How much: $90 -$500
Click here to buy your tickets

TakeOut Comedy All Stars Weekend

Looking for a laugh? Then look no further. A hilarious line up of TakeOut Comedy’s most popular comics are ready to work the crowd over the All Stars Weekend. Remember to take advantage of the BYOB policy, and pick up your tipple of choice on your way to the basement venue.

When: September 16 – 17, (9pm)
Where: 34 Elgin Street, Central
How much: $250
Click here to buy your tickets

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Asia Contemporary Art Show Cause of the Forgotten by Mario Gomez

Asia Contemporary Art Show

Returning to the Conrad hotel for the second time this year, the Asia Contemporary Art Show (pictured above) will bring together over 2,500 stunning works of art from five continents. Browse stunning originals, feast your eyes on limited edition works, and come face to face with the artists themselves in this intimate and creative setting.

When: September 16 – 18
Where: Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: $220 (bring a friend for free!)
Click here for more information

Road to Ultra Hong Kong

If you’re a fan of electronic dance music, then there’s only one place to be this weekend. The world’s premier EDM festival, Road to Ultra, is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, with Nero, Knife Party, and Martin Garrix headlining the show. Get your glow sticks ready people!

When: September 17, (12 noon – 10pm)
Where: Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District
How much: $680 – $1,480
Click here for more information


Irene Flanhardt Presents Backstage Scenery

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain of traditional Chinese opera? Well ponder no longer because this Saturday marks the opening of Irene Flanhardt’s stunning new photography exhibition, Backstage Scenery, which captures life behind the stage of four operas performed in Tai O. From decadent costumes and intricate face makeup, to pre-performance nerves and preparation – all in sweltering temperatures – we can’t wait to check out this entrancing series of images.

When: Runs every Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday until December 18, (12 noon – 5.30pm)
Where: Flanhardt Galerie und Atelier, 1/F, Block B, Tai O Garden, Tai O Fishing Village, Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Lamma Fisherfolk Village Market

Tucked away on the island of Lamma, the Fisherfolk Village is hosting a charming Mid-Autumn Market by the sea. With lantern riddles, traditional food, and paper boats bearing hopes and wishes being released onto the water, this is the perfect spot for a traditional, moonlit celebration.

When: September 17 – 18, (4pm – 9pm)
Where: Lamma Fisherfolk Village, Lamma
How much: Free
Click here for more information

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Fundraising Night for the Hong Kong Gay Games 2022

Get on board with Hong Kong’s bid to host The Gay Games in 2022, and head down to the first of three fundraisers at Orange Peel Music Lounge this Saturday. A series of performances by poets and choirs will make for the perfect entertainment while you kick back with a drink or two.

When: September 17, (8.30pm – 11.30pm)
Where: Orange Peel Music Lounge, 38 – 44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $150 advance; 180 on the door (includes one drink)
Click here for more information

Estelle Pacha Macau

Pacha Macau Presents: Estelle

Make the most of the three-day weekend and Freak the night away with British RnB artist, Estelle. Raising the roof at Pacha Macau for one night only, we reckon this will be one party well worth hopping on the ferry for.

When: September 17, (10pm)
Where: Pacha Macau
How much: $200
Click here to buy your tickets

Hong Kong Triathlon Challenge Race

If you’re looking for a challenge, then look no further. Covering over 100km over the course of the morning, participants will swim in Plover Cove, cycle along Bride’s Pool Road, and round it all off with a run around Plover Cove Reservoir. Phew! 

When: September 18
Where: Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po
How much: Free to spectate!
Click here for more information

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Kenny G in Macau

If you’re looking for a night of smooth jazz and saxo-beats, then American jazz sensation, Kenny G, is taking over Studio City in Macau on Sunday evening, showing us why he’s the most successful instrumental musician of modern times.

When: September 18, (6pm)
Where: Studio City Event Centre, Studio City Macau, Estrada Flor de Lotus, Macau
How much: $580 – $1,180
Click here to buy your tickets

The Met Live in HD Presents: Madama Butterfly

Treat yourself to a night at the opera as part of The Met’s award winning Live in HD series. This time around, Giacomo Puccini’s famous Madama Butterfly (pictured above) will grace the big screen. A dramatic tale of love, desertion, and tragedy, this operatic classic is a must-see.

When: September 18, (7.50pm)
Where: The Grand, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: $210
Click here to buy your tickets

Pure Evil Exhibition Above Second Crying Celebrities Audrey Hepburn

Above Second Presents: Pure Evil

Delving into the darker side of society, internationally acclaimed street artist Pure Evil (aka Charles Edwards) is taking over Above Second for a month-long showcase of his finest works – and for the first time ever in Hong Kong. The distinctive Nightmare series sees famous faces cast in bright colours with long, flowing tears to represent the heartbreak we all experience. You might even spot some Hong Kong stars in the line up.

When: Runs until September 30
Where: Above Second, 9 First Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: Free
Click here for more information

The Coming Week

Hunting of the Snark

The Hunting of the Snark

Enter Lewis Carrol’s world of nonsense in this modern production of the poem, The Hunting of the Snark (pictured above). With musical numbers, riotous humour, and five star reviews, this is one the whole family will enjoy.

When: September 20 – 25, (11am, 1pm, and 3.30pm)
Where: Drama Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
How much: $395 – $550
Click here to buy your tickets

Free Beer Day: Cali-Mex TST

To celebrate the opening of the latest Cali-Mex branch, this Mexican chain is offering free beer – no strings attached – all day until 11pm. Yes, really.

When: September 21, (11am – 11pm)
Where: Cali-Mex, 14 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How much: Free
Check out the Facebook event page

No Car Day

Ditch the motor, join Friends of the Earth, and do your bit to protect the planet on No Car Day. With one of the most efficient public transport networks in the world, and the cooler weather making walking pleasant again, it’s difficult to think of a reason not to get onboard with this.

When: September 22
Where: Hong Kong
How much: Donations welcome
Click here for more information

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Live Art @ U-HANG

Sip on free-flow prosecco, beer, and Soju cocktails at Korean restaurant U-HANG, while British artist Mtm paints a mural in front of your eyes, and DJ Gruv mixes some funky beats.

When: September 22, (7pm – 9pm)
Where: U-HANG, 58 – 60 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
How much: $198
Click here to buy your tickets

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